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Sorry, so sorry

Today's apology watch.

An actor is sorry he called soldiers wimps:

Rupert Everett, the actor, has made an unreserved apology for calling soldiers "wimps" and suggesting they went into the Army to torture prisoners.

The star of My Best Friend's Wedding, 49, caused consternation with his attack in The Sunday Telegraph.

In an interview to publicise his new film The Victorian Sex Explorer, in which he plays the renowned explorer Sir Richard Burton, he said: "In Burton's day they were itching to get into the fray. Now it is the opposite. They are always whining about the dangers of being killed. Oh my God, they are such wimps now!

And a newswoman apologizes for a redneck remark:

MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell issued an on-air apology Monday following a remark last week in which she referred to an area of southwestern Virginia as “redneck, sort of bordering-on-Appalachia country.”

And last week, I sort of made fun of Anna Quindlen for being a "the debate is over" liberal on matters such as global warming and gay marriage. I am deeply sorry no one seems to have been offended at that. 

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